Volunteering Survey: Tell us about what you do & why

Help us get a picture of why people help out in their local communities & what might be stopping others from getting involved…

We want to find out a bit more about people who give some of their time to help in their local communities. For example, some people may:
  – Organise a knit and natter group
  – Help out at a Stay and Play session
  – Coach a youth football team
  – Run a local choir
  – Be a key holder for a community building

We would like to know more about why people get involved with helping their local community and what might put others off doing so. In this survey, we call anyone who gives his or her time free to help out a ‘volunteer’.

It would be helpful if you could take a few minutes to answer some questions. All the information we gather will be treated confidentially –information will be collected by Kirklees Council and only shared with Communities United Project and Third Sector Leaders Kirklees. 

Please share the survey with your volunteer teams and anyone else who you know helps out in your community, and fill it in yourself if you give your time for free in any capacity.

Start the survey…

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Member News: Huddersfield Giants Community Trust Looking for Trustees

Join the largest charity associated with a super league club

Huddersfield Giants Community Trust are seeking to appoint individuals to become new members of our Board of Trustees. We need people who are committed to understanding and developing the innovative ways in which the Trust supports more than 200,000 different young people a year, many with complex and multiple needs. We are a non-profit organisation delivering sports, education & NCS-based initiatives into the community.  We are the largest official charity affiliated with a super league club. We are here to inspire, create opportunities, promote being active and as a whole building a community where everyone belongs.

The Board meets at least 6 times a year for an average 2.5 hours. There is also a need to read reports in advance of each meeting.

For further details contact Kim Turner: Kim@hgct.co.uk

www.hgct.co.uk

Third Sector Training: Social Impact Measurement

Focus on the Future: What Difference do you Make?

9th July 2019 at Voluntary Action Calderdale

TSL Kirklees member, SEE Ahead is running a workshop on social impact in Halifax next week.

Can you prove the difference your organisation makes?  Social impact measurement is a tool to not only shout about the effect your products or services have on your community, but also to identify what works well and what doesn’t.  This can help you to improve your offer and achieve more of a difference.

Click here to find out more and book

Member News: CUP Community Activators Scheme

Year 3 Report on Their Work to Support People in Disadvantaged Areas to Create Community Activities

Attached is some information regarding the Community Activators Scheme which is a project funded by the Big Lottery (started Feb 2016) and delivered by Communities United Project (CUP). It is a 4 year project which helps people in Kirklees to step up and create activities for young people.

Children and young people’s services have been hit by cuts, so what can we do?

The answers vary from community to community but here at CUP we support people in disadvantaged areas to create great community activities.

Our work develops strengths, builds skills and opens up routes to training and qualifications.

We create change. It starts with community activities and ends with stronger, more resilient individuals and groups.

Read the report here…

If you wish to find out more visit our website or please don’t hesitate to contact me directly:

Paul Lewis, Project Director, Communities United Project

E: paul.lewis@c-u-p.org, T: 01484 510932

Partner News: Employability Skills Course

Intensive Free 2.5 Day Course Starting Next Week

Crosland Moor Community Learning Centre

This course is all about improving self-esteem and gaining confidence in applying for jobs by using IT. It will cover CV writing , job search, emailing attachments and some interview skills.

If you have clients who’d be interested, get in touch asap to book their free place – 01484 462346

Member News: Growing Works Summer Celebration & AGM

Thursday 11th July, 4pm to 8pm

Wakefield Road Allotments

Third Sector Leaders Kirklees member, Growing Works, is holding a Summer Celebration and Annual General Meeting. This is an opportunity to hear about their projects and progress, and plans for the future.  There will be bring and share food, free family activities, garden tours and music.  For more information contact us on 01484 549479.

The allotments site is accessed by a track leading off Wakefield Road near the junction with Dalton Green Lane.  A map of the allotments is attached but if you need directions on the day call 07719509703.

www.growingworks.org.uk

Support and Networking for Community Groups in Your Area

The Next Round of People Helping People Networks is Kicking off in Marsden on July 18th

People Helping People Network meetings are run by Third Sector Leaders Kirklees in partnership with Kirklees Council. They are designed to give information and support to community groups, voluntary groups, charities and social enterprises, and are often combined with another local event such as a Ward Forum, community celebration or workshop. We run them a couple of times a year in each of the 4 areas of Kirklees and try to hold each one in a different community.

Marsden Mechanics, July 18th, 6pm to 9pm

The next round of network meetings will be kicking off in Marsden on July 18th and will be hosted by the ward councillors, Rob Walker, Nell Griffiths and Lesley Warner as part of their Ward Forum. As well as featuring vital community updates on things like neighbourhood policing, household waste and recycling, and Locala baby weigh-in clinics, it will focus on helping you get more funding, find more volunteers, and upskill your team. And there’ll be time for sharing, networking and making connections.

Find out more and book now.

More Dates Coming Soon in North Kirklees

After Marsden, PHP will be heading for North Kirklees and will be joining the celebration event for community groups who’ve been funded by the Cleckheaton and Heckmondwike Ward budgets at Cleckheaton Town Hall on 24th July. This meeting will focus on how to develop ideas, take the next steps and get more funding.

And then we’ll be visiting Dewsbury to look at crowdfunding with Dewsbury Soup and recruiting more volunteers with Volunteering Kirklees.

More details and booking will follow soon.